Working parents are those who leave the house to provide for the family financially. In the United States and internationally, there are differences in the presence of working parents in households; one or both parents can have external jobs. Much research on working parents has emphasized the increasing presence of working mothers in the household, going against the traditional model of the household where mothers stayed at home. While gradually changing, the current notion is that presence of working parents in the household, whether mother or father, has an influence on the education of children therein, namely, that the time parents spend at work detracts from time spent on their children's education. In the United States and abroad, working parents struggle with balancing their time.


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